The Chipstop campaign has compiled this list of 2002-03 political donations from woodchippers.
These 2002-03 figures released by the Electoral Commission show some interesting developments. In recent years, the union which cover loggers have been the biggest donor to the Labor Party, but has fallen down the ranks this year. Or has it? We don't know the full picture yet. The CFMEU has apparently not yet submitted most of its returns, so it's too early to say whether this union retains its position as pre-eminent woodchipping benefactor of the Labor Party.

This is the list of woodchippers donating to major parties. Once again Harris Daishowa/ South East Fibre Exporters is getting a free ride. It hasn't donated anything for years.

If you need to check anything go to the Electoral Commission website search page:
http://search.aec.gov.au/annualreturns/arwDefault.asp?SubmissionID=5

ALP


National
Amcor Limited - $25,000.00
Boral Ltd - $8,000.00

NSW
Boral Ltd - $5,000.00

Tas
Boral Ltd - $5,000.00
Forest Industries Association - $5,000.00
Gunns Limited - $40,000.00
Gunns Limited - $5,000.00
Gunns Limited - $5,000.00
Gunns Limited - $890.00

Vic
Amcor Limited - $10,000.00
Boral Ltd - $3,100.00
Forestry 2000 - $2,000.00
Forestry 2000 - $2,000.00
Forestry 2000 - $1,000.00
Forestry 2000 - $250
CFMEU (VIC) Pulp and Paper Workers Branch - $8,230.64

 WA
Boral Ltd - $2,050.00

SA
Boral Ltd - $800.00

SA
Boral Ltd - $800.00

Vic
Boral Ltd - $3,100.00
Neville Smith Timber Industries Pty Ltd - $10,503.00
Neville Smith Timber Industries Pty Ltd - $9,004.00
Neville Smith Timber Industries Pty Ltd - $6,499.00
Neville Smith Timber Industries Pty Ltd - $6,499.00
Neville Smith Timber Industries Pty Ltd - $6,499.00

LIBERALS


National
Amcor Limited - $45,000.00
Boral Ltd - $8,000.00

Qld
Boral Ltd - $2,700.00

Tas
Forest Industries Association - $5,000.00
Gunns Limited - $1,000.00
Gunns Limited - $500.00
Gunns Limited - $60.00

NSW
Boral Ltd - $5,000.00

SA
Boral Ltd - $800.00

WA
Boral Ltd - $800
Great Southern Plantations Ltd - $10,000.00

NSW
Boral Ltd - $1,100.00

Queensland
Boral Ltd - $1,000.00

THE FREE ENTERPRISE FOUNDATION

Gunns Limited - $25,000.00

NATIONAL PARTY

National
Amcor Limited - $10,000.00
Boral Ltd - $2,000.00

Vic
Boral Ltd - $1,000.00
Neville Smith Timber Industries Pty Ltd - $12,002.00
CFMEU (VIC) Timber Workers Branch - Returns by this donor for 2002/2003 not currently available

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* CHIPSTOP campaign against woodchipping the South East and East Gippsland Forests
 http://www.chipstop.forests.org.au